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Déjà vu Again and Again

Submitted by ub on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:11

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School shootings have become so routine, our elected representatives’ response to them is lacking, a feeling of “nothing ever changes” inevitably sets in. But after the most recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida, something was different. Students were tweeting about and filming live-streamed video of the massacre before news outlets even knew of it. In the days since, the same students have offered a moral testimony “without exact precedent,” rejecting politicians’ “thoughts and prayers” and demanding gun control instead. Perhaps these responses can do for the gun control movement what cell phone video did for Black Lives Matter: take an American crisis mired in inertia and, using new first-person technologies, make it something too present and too visceral to ignore.

American children, as well as their parents, are furious with Congress and warning them that is you don't get their act together on gun violence, they will be replaced at the ballot box. The solution is not to run away from the problem and they're demand action now. A 6-minute fatal rampage for shocked Florida school https://www.yahoo.com/news/aftermath-shooting-community-mourns-wonders-…

Survivors of the Florida high school shooting are speaking out about the attack that nearly took their lives https://www.washingtonpost.com/?utm_term=.ce982ae1a7aa

There's no patience for Trump on social media http://nymag.com/selectall/2018/02/florida-shooting-survivors-drag-trum… via

Nor on TV https://www.newyorker.com/culture/on-television/the-powerful-calls-to-a…

Sorrow for their friends, rage at do-nothing politicians, and gratitude for teachers https://www.thecut.com/2018/02/florida-school-shooting-survivors-share-…

Meanwhile, Trump’s new budget cuts millions from gun background check system https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-nra-gun-safety-background-ch…

It’s easier to buy an AR-15 in Florida than it is to buy a handgun https://nyti.ms/2BwXMCL

“You will be changed forever.” A Columbine survivor discusses the endless trauma of sudden, mass death Columbine survivor to Florida students: 'you will come out on the other side' https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/15/florida-shooting-columb…

I’m a surgeon. I know precisely what AR-15s do The Parkland shooter's AR-15 should never have been legal https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/parkland-shooter-s-ar-15-was-desi…

I’m a reporter and I’ve covered three mass shootings. Did I mention I’m only 23 years old? The Heartbreak and Frustration of Covering One Mass Shooting After Another https://www.newyorker.com/news/as-told-to/the-heartbreak-and-frustratio…

Why are our so-called leaders only offering prayers and restraint, while kids are buried? Paul Ryan's 3 Years Of Arguing Against 'Knee-Jerk' Reactions To Shootings https://www.yahoo.com/news/paul-ryan-video-mashup-3-041231274.html?.tsr… Gunfire Erupts at a School. Leaders Offer Prayers. Children Are Buried. Repeat. https://nyti.ms/2C1c1AS

From Trump's favorite tabloid newspaper, a plea: “Please Act.” Front Cover 2.16.18 http://nyp.st/2sxr4OR

"President Trump’s response to mass tragedies: Blame the victims" http://hill.cm/53ZDjl2